Highly Effective Teachers
Teaching is the single most important in-school influence on student learning. Unfortunately, underresourced schools are less able to attract or retain the high-quality teachers their students need. Meanwhile, policymakers push high-stakes testing and promote a "blame the teacher" culture that denigrates a vitally important profession and distracts from the real problem of unequally distributed resources. We should focus our efforts on providing professional development - especially for struggling teachers - and cultivating collaboration between teachers, parents and communities.
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How can you support great teaching in your state? Check out this new, groundbreaking state policy guide from the OTL Campaign and six other national partners to learn how we can build a system to create and support great teachers for every student.Read more>
Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has some advice for Boston's Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh: to improve the city's schools, focus on equity and wraparound student supports.Read more>
The following is a letter to U.S. Department of Education officials from the the Coalition for Teaching Quality, a broad-based coalition of over 90 local, state and national organizations (full list here), including the OTL Campaign, requesting the DOE collect data on the distribution of highly qualified teachers and those still in training.Read more>